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What's Shakin'? - Earthquake Early Warning

Wireless Communications Alliance

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

What's Shakin'? - Earthquake Early Warning

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WCA Sensor SIG Presents

What’s Shakin’? – Earthquake Early Warning

Everything you wanted to know about rapid detection and warning of earthquake shaking.


Join a panel of University, Industry and Government experts on Wednesday, 27 April 2016, when they present developments in earthquake early warning systems.

The panel will discuss immediate and long-term directions in earthquake early warning systems; including the use of smartphones in early warning.

 Hosted by US Geological Survey


David Witkowski
Exec. Director WCI
Joint Venture Silicon Valley


Stephen Hickman
Earthquake Science Center Director
US Geological Survey

Doug Given
Earthquake Early Warning Coordinator
US Geological Survey

Prof Steven Glaser
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
UC Berkeley

Vincent Lo
Technical Sales Manager
Azbil North America R&D

January 1, 2016, 10:17 a.m. EST
Magnitude-4.2 earthquake hits north of Oklahoma City
By Katharine Lackey
A magnitude-4.2 earthquake hit north of Oklahoma City early Friday, the latest in a series of quakes that have rattled the state at an increasing rate in the past few years.
BBC News
6 February 2016
Deadly earthquake topples buildings in Taiwan city of Tainan
An earthquake has toppled buildings in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan, killing at least 11 people. The magnitude 6.4 quake struck just before 04:00 (20:00 GMT Friday)  when most people were at home asleep.
San Jose Mercury News
POSTED:   02/03/2016 06:12:24 AM PST
Earthquake warnings: White House announces tech advances
By Lisa M. Krieg
Buoyed by recent advances in technology, the federal government announced Tuesday that it is expanding its commitment to earthquake warning systems because they will save lives.

Earth·quake (ûrth′kwāk′)
A sudden movement of the Earth's crust.

Did You Know? If all the dishes fall out of your cabinet, you may honestly be able to say, "It's the Earth's fault!" Read more at

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When & Where

US Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Rd
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Wireless Communications Alliance

Founded in 1994 the Wireless Communications Alliance (WCA) is a non-profit business league dedicated to supporting wireless communications organizations in the Silicon Valley.

We focus on establishing world-leading wireless communications technology by fostering non-proprietary technical interchange, promoting member education, and executing demonstration projects that are captivating, practical, and have tangible economic benefit.

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